Diet: (noun)

A way of living, or thinking, a day's journey.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

P90X Challenge! Starting July 1st

Ok!! One more month of Lean phase with ChaLean Extreme and then it's P90X time baby!!
Yep, come July 1st, it'll be time to BRING IT!!
P90X is a 90 day program. There are 3 different plans to choose from to follow- The Classic Plan, The Double Plan and the Lean Plan.
I'm going to be following the Lean Plan because it's alot more cardio. I like the cardio :)

So here's some info on the program and the workouts that are included:

Get absolutely ripped in just 90 days with P90X!

P90X is a revolutionary system of 12 sweat-inducing, muscle-pumping workouts, designed to transform your body from regular to ripped in just 90 days.

As a Club Member, you'll also receive a 3-phase nutrition plan, supplement options, a detailed fitness guide, a calendar to track your progress, online peer support, and much more. You won't believe your results!

Why is P90X so effective?
The secret behind the P90X system is an advanced training technique called "Muscle Confusion," which accelerates results by constantly introducing new moves and routines so your body never plateaus, and you never get bored! Whether you want to get lean, bulk up, or just plain get ripped, there's an endless variety of ways to mix and match the routines to keep you motivated.

The P90X system includes:

3 Guides to get you started!

P90X 3-Phase Nutrition Plan
P90X Fitness Guide
"How to Bring It" video
12 highly intense workouts

Chest & Back
Shoulders & Arms
Yoga X
Legs & Back
Kenpo X
X Stretch
Core Synergistics
Chest, Shoulders & Triceps
Back & Biceps
Cardio X
Ab Ripper X

Want the program and would like to join me in the challenge? Order here and sign up as a Club Member :)

It's gonna be GREAT!!!
I have updated YouTube with two new vids yesterday :)
Check them out!
*Prepping for the P90X Challenge
*14 day Raw food challenge in prep for P90X

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Raw Suaerkraut (day 7)

My sweet two year old daughter enjoying Raw Sauerkraut :)

She didn't want to stop! He he he...

So this last Thursday was day 7 for me being 100% RAW!!! Woo hoo!!!!! I have lost 2 pounds and 2 inches!! I'm way excited!!
Also on Thursday, I had my Best Friend (Kristen Suzanne of Kristen's Raw) come over to hang out with me for a bit. She's always great about bringing me fun little thoughtful gifts and Vegan treats, but this time she came over with some of her homemade RAW Sauerkraut and some Raw Holiday Chia Pudding... she's always there to support me in everything that I'm doing. Since I'm on a Raw Challenge right now, she was so super kind and brought Raw snacks! What a great BF right! He he...

So without me going into the details of making the Raw Sauerkraut, I do want to share that it was PHENOMINAL!!!! I took a whiff of it and it smelt just like what I had remembered, ya know, that pickley smell ;) he he...
So I took my first bite and was AMAZED with the taste! It was just incredible. Words can't describe it. My two year old tried it and loved it as well!! It was the funniest thing, she was wanting to eat it all... I had to tell her to "back off kid!" Lol ;)) No, I shared.

So Kristen and I watched a great movie that was a documentary on the lifestyle of Storm and Jinjee Talifero. They're a Raw couple that raise their 4 kids 100% Raw/Vegan. It's a great film.

As we're sitting there watching, all you see is a ton of Raw treats and fresh fruits in the backround... I was getting hungry. So I went to the fridge and opened up the glass jar filled with Kristen's Raw Holiday Chia Pudding... took a bite and couldn't stop!!! I was sooo happy that the girls were laying down for a nap! Heaven forbid if I had to SHARE!! Lol ;))

It was a great day and a wonderful day 7 of my challenge.
I'll tell you what, it sure is easy to live a Raw lifestyle when your BF is a Raw inspiration :)

There's links to everything that is highlighted in this post.. just CLICK on the highlights!

Cheers to Raw!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Counting Cals??? Not today!!! ;)

Ok!! So today started out pretty dang good... As u can see from my earlier post. I was feeling good, feeling empowered! Feeling like "I can do this!"
Well let me first share with you my attempt to count my calories today. I set my max cal count at 1300... And if needed, I will up my count as neccessary.
So here we go:
Breakfast: smoothie (480!)
Snack: Guac (100)
Lunch: 6 baby carrots (35) Guac (100) and 10 Olives (50)

I know the Olives aren't Raw... But I was sooo bummed when I went in the fridge and my spring mix lettuce was bad :( I was really wanting to make a yummy salad for lunch.

So like my intake looks really silly, right! Hahaha... But here's where it gets UGLY!! Lol!

So here I have about 805 calories accumulated. 495 cals remaining.

Something gos on during the day that gets be upset and feeling a little down... I go on an EATING BINGE!!! Lol. All Raw... But way out of my cal count for the day.
After lunch, I had not one serving of Guac, not two servings, but THREE servings of guac!!! Some carrots, a banana, and some pineapple!
I was a mad house!

I prepare dinner for the fam... Telling myself, "you're cut off girl!" And ended up having some diced tomatoes. Yeah! Idk... I went crazy! Lol.

So day one of COUNTING Cals... No bueno!! Hehehehe...

Tomorrow I have committed to a watermelon detox :) I have a whole seedless watermelon sitting on my counter that can't be cut into yet because I don't have any room in my fridge to store it. So tomorrow, I'm gonna EAT it! Is an entire watermelon too much in one day ;)

Spouse support :)

I woke up this morning feeling pretty!! Yes, pretty! My hubby was getting ready for work and was standing over the bed smiling at me :) when I opened my eyes he told me that I was pretty...aawww!! What a way to start out my day.
As I made breakfast (smoothies) my husband then told me that I looked THINNER today!! Double-Happy-Day!! Hehe...
Today is my 5th day on my Raw challenge and I'll tell u what, if I didn't have the support of my fantastic husband, this challenge would be extremely hard for me. But he is so great at encouraging me and motivating me to keep going :)
Spouse support, friend support and family support are all very important when embarking on a new journey. I have to say, I'm super lucky to have the friends I have and the super duper great husband that I have :))


Monday, May 25, 2009

Day 4 RAW... inches lost?

Hello!!! :))

So today is day 4 of my 14 day Raw food challenge :) I wake up in the mornings feeling so refreshed and ready to go. The girls and I make breakfast together, watch a little bit of cartoons and then go about our day. It's so much fun! Yesterday we took our girls to see the new movie, "monsters vs aliens." It was a blast!! After the movie we went to the gelato cafe for some AMAZING soy ice cream!! And YES! I had a couple bites... Not a lot, but yes, a couple ;)
It's been fun. I'm enjoying this Raw challenge.
Today I woke up and weighed myself and guess what??? Not ONE pound lost!! Yeah!! Seriously!!!
BUT!!! I do believe I have lost an inch or two. As I got ready for the day and put on my jeans, I noticed that the jeans went "right up." My husband even made a comment that "I looked thinner" today. Thanks babe!! :)

So anyway, here is my intake for day 4:
Breakfast: smoothie
Dinner: smoothie

My intake was small today because I was out of the house litterally ALL day. I know!! Kristen told me to plan ahead and take food with me, but I honestly didn't think I would be gone as long as I was.
I never felt like I was over hungry, but when I got home, boy was I ready to eat. And since I'm feeling I need to CUT DOWN in the guac ;) I enjoyed a smoothie rather then my "usual." Hehe ;)

So that was day 4.

Tomorrow I'm counting calories. I gotta know where I stand and why I'm not losing weight.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

RAW Day 2

Today is day two of my 14 day Raw food challenge. So far, 100%. :)
I felt really good today. A LOT of energy and just in an all around great mood :)

What I ate today:
Breakfast: Smoothie
Snack: carrots and guac! (Hehe)
Lunch: a bowl of sliced bananas sprinkled with hemp seeds (so yum!)
Snack: carrots
Dinner: a large bowl of organic spring mix lettuce with diced tomato, onion and green peppers with GUACAMOLE!!!

Hahaha!!! Alright! Alright! I said I was gonna cut back, but I chose not to use a salad dressing and it's place, I used avocado :)
It was a GOOD salad :)

I feel really good. I made breakfast, lunch and dinner for the family and never once wanted a bite of their cooked food... Not that's progress!!

I feel good! :)

Tonight's workout: Lean Circuit 2

Friday, May 22, 2009

Day one 100% Raw

Today was day one of my 14 day Raw challenge :) it was a GREAT day. I never felt "hungry" today, but maybe it was because I ate every few hours. One thing I did experience was a massive headache towards the evening :( it was a killer too!
Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast: Smoothie. Banana and strawberries with Vega EFA Oil.
Snack: carrots and guac.
Lunch: Smoothie. Mixed berries.
Snack: carrots and guac. (Hehe)
Dinner: a bowl of guac with sliced tomatoes and onions.

Oh yeah!! I should probably note, that I LOVE avocado!!! So I tend to get carried away. It just sounded sooo good today! I'll try to take it easy from here on out... Not so much in ONE day, hehe :)

So that was my intake for the day. I felt that it was all plenty of food... Maybe because avocados are so filling.

I already know Kristen is laughing at me while reading this. Hahaha!! Because she KNOWS how bad I've got it for avocados!! Lol! ;)

Anyway, I had a headache, then ate dinner and now it's gone. So we'll see how it gos the rest of the night. I only plan on drinking some water until bed.

Tonights workout: Lean Circuit 1

Please help me welcome Steph Timms

As you all know, I am a TBB Fitness Coach. I take alot of pride in helping others get fit and in shape :) As part of my Coaching program, I also help others with the same passion in health and fitness to be a part of the team and Coach as I do.

Yesterday evening, Steph Timms signed up as my newest Coach! She is an inspiration to alot of people. She lives a Vegan lifestyle and is currently taking part in a RAW food journey. She has just completed 14 days of 100% Raw living and has lost 10 pounds in TWO weeks!! Whoa!! :))

We share common interests and are now sharing the excitement to Coach others.

So please give love and great support to my new Coach... Steph Timms!!

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Going Raw... New inspiration!

Well yay!! I'm all moved into my new home, I have my exercise programs all set out and am ready to get my booty in gear!! Like I had mentioned in prior posts, I'm finishing the month of May with the Lean Phase of ChaLEAN Extreme... but in an effort to prepare myself for P90X (which will be starting July 1st) I am also doing the Lean phase the entire month of June as well.
Alot of LEANING going on! He he...
I went for a run tonight that was really nice. It was overcast, a little breezy and just nice to be out of the house and burning some calories :)

My energy the past two days have been pretty high. After coming off of the MC, I wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to gain the weight I lost, back.
I had Kristen (from Kristen's RAW of course!) come over and hang out with me for the day. I mean, what are great friends for? Right!! He he.. Having her around and having her excitement and motivation in the air I breath, makes me want to never go back to bad eating habits again. She makes me understand the value of good eating. Being around her and watching her with her food choices makes me want to stay committed and eat more RAW. I mean so many benefits come with eating RAW, Kristen's skin glows! Yeah!! Her hair is thick and shiny... it's absolutely gorgeous. Her complexion is one of a young beauty. The entire day I spent with her, I was just in AWE!
She is truly an inspiration to go RAW!

So I was hanging out with my best friend and loving her every detail, inspired on going RAW.

There is a young lady (Steph Timms) who is following my blog and is someone that I have much in common with. She's super sweet and is too, into eating more RAW. She just recently went on a 14 day RAW feast! She lost TEN POUNDS in two weeks!!!! Whoa!! I couldn't believe it when I heard the news. How awesome is that!! Not only am I sitting next to Kristen and wanting to live a high Raw lifestyle, but I have another friend who has been eating 100% RAW for two weeks and dropped some decent weight. I'm so inspired by RAW food right now. I have goals to get me to 100%... Of course I know that I tend to put alot of pressure on myself when it comes to what I eat... but with the help and encouragement of my friends, I believe going RAW will be more fun then anything :))

I started yesterday documenting what it is that I have been eating. Yesterday I was 100% RAW but didn't eat much at all... so I will deffinitely work on that. Today I was 90% Raw, but am feeling great. After my run tonight I had a Greenberry Shakeology and around noon had some blue chips with guacomole. It was a good day.
But each day, my goal is to have a 100% Raw day... but if I don't... try again the next day :))

I would like to do what Steph did and go 100% for 14 days... should I attempt it? I think so!!

Tomorrow (being Friday) I will start my 14 day Raw challenge :)) I'm gonna do it Steph, you have inspired me!! Thanks girl!!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

MC Update!

Ok! I've officially ended the MC. It was a long (very long) 10 days!!! My first 5 days were great! 100%. Then mother's day came and I ate dinner with the family (oops!). I started the MC over again from day one after that and have just had the hardest time sticking to it 100%... I don't know why it was such a struggle. I'm blaming it on the move... he he...
I lost a total of 4 pounds. Not bad... i'm happy. I would have liked to have actually taken the time to use the MC for a "cleanse"... but I'm thinking that until I am situated and really ready to give it my 100%, I can't commit to it.
That sounds fair right? ;)

Any way, I'm documenting what I eat from here on out.

Yesterday was my first official day off the MC so I drank Orange Juice all day with the exception of a banana.

I feel that when I write what I eat down and I read it, I tend to do better.

I'm extremely eager to get back on track with my LEAN phase of CE. I unpacked the program yesterday so I'm happy to see it sitting beside my tv ready for me to get EXTREME!! ;)

Thanks for the encouragement while on the MC :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Getting LEAN

Ok, so after I completed Burn Phase of ChaLEAN Extreme, I came up with a plan.. wanna hear it!! ;))
Since I've completed the first two phases a few months back (Burn phase and Push phase) I've decided to take the next 60 days and do all Lean phase. I have it on my calendar to start P90X July 1st!!! So in prep for the INTENSE P90X program, I've decided to do the LEAN Phase in replace of the of the Push phase, plus doing it for another 30 days as already scheduled :) I've been feeling so super strong lately! Lol ;) This Lean phase is phenominal... much different from the other two phases. Chalene focuses on building muscle on your upper body as long as building on your lower body, it's alot of work, but man do you feel good at the end of a hot and sweaty workout ;)) he he!

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Monday, May 11, 2009

MC Update

Ok... so I started the MC last wednesday. Had been on it for 5 days... did AMAZING on it!! Come Mother's day, I cheated!!!! Yeah, I know... where's the will power!! I ate lunch with the rest of the family, and let me tell you, I ATE!!! Ha ha ha... gardenburger, sauteed mushrooms, salad, baked potato and uummm... oh yeah! buttered toast. Yeah, clearly NOT the way to go. I was so sick for the remainder of the day. My tummy was so PISSED at me. I couldn't blame it. What was I thinking?
Anyway, the book says, that if you cheat, you have to start all over from day ONE!! Yeah, so if you're on day 9 and you cheat, you're butt is starting not day 10 the next day, but all the way back to day ONE!!! So is it worth it to cheat?? Heck NO!! So here I go, Day one today (again!)
This time, let's not cheat :/ Lol. ;)

I have been 100% today, but have felt really really tired. I think it's a combo of the food I ate yesterday and the tremendous amount of work I did today. All in all, I had no energy. I wasn't ever "hungry" though. I mean, at night, yeah, I got hungry... but through out the day, I just wanted to sleep.

Ha!! Still can't believe i'm starting over because I convinced myself to eat on Mother's Day... how LAME!!! Lol ;))

Oh, but I don't mind, honestly. I'm excited to cleanse my body, rid my body of toxins and hopefully shed a few not so necessary pounds ;)

Here's a link shared with me by my wonderful and amazing best friend:
Celebrities and MC.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Master Cleanse (10 days)

Hello everyone!!
So I've gave it some thought, and I'm gonna do the Master Cleanse for 10 days!!! YEP!! Totally excited about it! I had a chat with my Best Friend last night and she always socks it to me just when I need to be socked the most. Here I am, "blah blah blah... I want to juice... blah blah blah... but don't think I'll be able to... blah blah blah" totally having the wrong attitude!
Thanks to great friends and knowing that I needed some help with my "thinking"... I was told to knock it off! Get my act together! Pull my head out of my A$$ and just DO IT!!! Yeah, i know, brutal huh!!!! I guess that's why I call her my Best Friend... Lol.
So anyway, here starts my 10 days. 10 days of lemons, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and SMOOTH MOVE!!! Lol
It's gonna be a BLAST! Lol.
Today is day 1.

Update this evening... :))
Day one went right as planned. I did so well!! I was extremely busy though, so I think that helped out ALOT!
I can't stand to drink the salt water in the mornings though... I about throw up! and just sitting here thinking about it, makes me wanna throw up :( uughhh...
Other than that, I don't mind drinking lemons, maple syrup and cayenne all day... he he...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


This weeks Chakra is the Brow Chakra, meaning Wisdom. It is located in the forehead, the site of the Third Eye, and represents the intersection of our human instincts and intellect. It influences our imagination, intuition, and insight through self-reflection. Create visual art through drawing, painting, photography, or filmmaking, and wear the color purple to stimulate this chakra.

Affirmation: I see things clearly and can express my vision and imagination.

I like this Chakra. I'm a very artistic person, so bring out my creativity to improve my inner self, I find stimulating in itself :)